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Old 02-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #41
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Tomato juice worked on my pointer after a skunk encounter,but the next day when she got wet the smell was back. Took several more tries before she smelled ok.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:29 PM   #42
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Gasoline doesn't contain Benzene anymore.....thats the reason it goes bad so fast.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:03 AM   #43
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As others have said best to not get to much on your hands, I found a product at the local Walmart (back in the area by the automotive stuff, next to the other automotive type hand cleaners) that works great to remove the grease, dirt and smells. It is a green powder called WORX. Comes in a smaller water bottle sized container with a blue flip top 6.5 oz. Works so good I am sure they will find that it is bad for you or harms some small bug someplace and stop selling it!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #44
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Harbor Freight often has their 100-count boxes of blue nitrile gloves on sale.
They are more chemical-resistant and less likely to rip than latex, but lacquer thinner will weaken and eventually cause them to fail. But for normal dirty work, I an often get 2 or 3 uses from them.

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:30 PM   #45
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I have found that the best nitrile gloves are purple in color and and made by Kimberly-Clark. These will withstand all kinds of solvents, even the nasty carburetor cleaner sold in gallon cans.

Beyond that there are a number of industrial "barrier creams" that are available in lipophilic and lipophobic formulations. A relative worked in a Texaco tanker loading plant for over 40 years. They were sloshing volatile fluids around all day and had tubs of barrier cream available for the workers. The stuff was scooped out and applied liberally up to the forearms and allowed to air dry, resulting in hands that looked like they had been coated with talc. It resisted petroleum products like jet fuel and was all easily washed off with soap and water at the end of a shift, leaving clean odor-free hands. I had a supply of it until a few years ago and appreciated having clean hands and nails even after toiling with old greasy parts all day long. The brand that I use now is called "Invisible Glove" and it is made by Borden Chemical Inc. There is another in a spray can called "Chemco" or something like that. Try it and save your skin (and I mean it literally).
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #46
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:36 PM   #47
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Just wash dishes, gets rid of any grease and eliminates the gas smell, also scores
big points with the better half. I have used this method for 40 years, hands always clean and smell great. Try it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:20 PM   #48
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stick your hands in a mud puddle...rub the mud around like its gojo...rinse .then use a little soap....works like a charm...spray carb cleaner -too many chemicals....good luck...kev
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:50 AM   #49
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Thanks for the idea, Steve, Pat left me a LIFETIME supply! Each does a "SPECIAL" THING! If I mixed them ALL together, folks would say, "GEEZ! look at the poor oooooold UGLY man"!! with the cute Dog---------------"But doesn't he have GREAT HAIR"!!! Bill W.
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Yes Bill
You would be the cleanest non gas smelling ooooold ugly man with great hair!!!! Buster T could have great hair also!!!!!!!!
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You would be the cleanest non gas smelling ooooold ugly man with great hair!!!! Buster T could have great hair also!!!!!!!!
Rat Terriers have very short hollow hair & they're like having a self cleaning oven! They're always beautiful clean. Had buster T. for almost 2 years & NO bath. In the A.M. after sleeping under the covers, he smells like dryer sheets! Had 2 female Rat Terriers in the past and they were always fresh & clean with NO baths. Now, if only someone would make a self cleaning toilet---------------Bill W.
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